30 Nov 2021 | Women and girls |

Duo come off-course to win $10,000

by Golf Australia

It was a Wednesday morning like no other for Lynley Eadie and Kim Morris of Shepparton Golf Club in regional Victoria.

The pair were locked in for a 10am Zoom call to learn if they had won the 2021 Visionary of the Year competition – an initiative that celebrates and rewards the terrific work being done across Australia to promote gender equality in golf - but they also had their club competition to play.

To not miss out on either opportunity, the duo teed off early and ventured into the clubhouse at the turn to discover their fate.

The interruption in their rounds was worth it as they were crowned the 2021 Visionary of the Year winners by Australia’s greatest major champion, Karrie Webb.

Webb popped up on their screen and Eadie and Morris gasped in shock while they explained some of the further work they have done at Shepparton since their monthly award recognition in June.

“All of our programs, including our pathway from novice to member, have been endorsed by committee and club. We have established a sub-committee of the membership committee who leads work around induction, recruitment, and retention. This is now all embedded in our club structure which is the best part”, they said.

Then came the big news of their victory and they could not believe that they had won $10,000 of products from the latest Callaway REVA product range – designed specifically for women’s golf.

Watch Eadie and Morris react to the news.

Their day only got better from there as Webb’s magic appeared to have rubbed off on Eadie, who played her best back nine ever and won the competition.

Watch their story.

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations throughout 2021.

We look forward to capturing and sharing many more inspiring stories in 2022.

Stay tuned for the 2022 launch in mid-December.

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